After the official disbandment of I.O.I at the end of January, 2017, Chungha chose to start her solo career. On March 15, 2017, it was announced by M&H Entertainment that she would be debuted as a solo singer that April. Although the other former member of I.O.I were to debut as group members (some already had been debuted in a group), it didn’t stop Chungha from spreading her wings to be a soloist. She released a pre-debut single track, Week, on M&H’s official YouTube channel. She was officially debuted on June 7, 2017, followed by releasing athe album Hands on Me, with the title track Why Don’t You Know, featuring Nucksal.
On the same day, she made her first showcase to promote her first solo album. She performed her title track, Why Don’t You Know.
She made her debut stage at Mnet M!Countdown on June 8, 2017, with Why Don’t You Know again.Her debut had been highly anticipated after she became popular through I.O.I before. The album peaked at #8 on the Gaon Album Chart, marking a great start for her solo career.
Through an interview with The Korea Herald, Chungha shared that she was worried about debuting so soon after the disbandment of I.O.I, but she also stated that going solo was the fastest way of showing her true self. “I think my forte as a solo artist is my powerful performance, which I tried to showcase through the album,” she added.
Dance and Song Cover Compilation
Chungha’s dancing skill was in evidence again, on the show Hit The Stage on episodes #3 and #10. The show was known for the best idol dancers teaming up with professional dancers to compete with each other. The show also had a theme for each episode.
Not only that, Chungha usually dances free style in many occasions. Let’s check the out!
Even after her solo debut, the girl shows off her dancing skill doing dance covers of songs like DJ Snake’s Taki Taki, Ariana Grande’s God Is A Woman and 7 Rings, Taemin’s Move, and many more.
Even though she’s been especially well-known for her dancing, she’s also a talented vocalist. She’s made many appearances on KBS’s Immortal Songs. The show features idol singers who sing songs of the episode’s singer or theme. Through this show, Chungha showed off her singing skill. Here is the newest appearance of Chungha with Kim Jae-hwan on May 11, 2019.
Here is the compilation of her singing skill!
|April 21, 2017||Week|
|January 2, 2019||XII|
|June 17, 2017||Hands on Me|
|January 17, 2018||Offset|
|July 18, 2018||Blooming Blue|
As Lead Artist
|2017||Hands on Me||Week (월화수목금토일)|
|Why Don’t You Know (feat. Nucksal)|
|Blooming Blue||Love U|
|2019||XII||Gotta Go (벌써 12시)|
As Featured Artist
|2017||Hanhae feat. Dynamic Duo, Chungha, Muzie||Show Me The Money Season 6 Episode 2||Gather At The Loby (로비로 모여)|
|DIA’s Ki Hui-hyeon feat. Chungha||YOLO||There Is No Time|
|Samuel Kim feat. Chungha||Sixteen||With U|
|Babylon feat. Chungha||Non-album single||LaLaLa|
|2018||Groovy Room feat. Chungha, Vinxen||Non-album single||My Paradise|
|Wheesung feat. Chungha,
Block B’s Tae-il
|In Space||Rainy Day|
|2019||Ravi feat. Chungha||R.OOK BOOK||Live|
|2016||DIA’s Ki Hui-hyeon, Weki Meki’s Choi Yoo-jung, and Jeon So-mi||Non-album single||Flower, Wind, and You (꽃, 바람 그리고 너)|
|2018||Jeon So-yeon, Red Velvet’s Seulgi, and GFriend’s SinB||SM Station X O||Wow Thing|
|Super Junior’s Yesung||Non-album single||Watcha Doin (지금 어디야?)|
|2016||Heo Jung-eun, HALO’s Ooon||My Fair Lady (오 마이 금비) OST Part 6||Snow in This Year|
|2017||–||Strong Woman Do Bong-soon
(힘쎈여자 도봉순) OST Part 4
|2018||–||Luv Pub (연애포차) OST Part 3
||How About You|
|The Call Artists||The Call (더 콜) OST
|–||Where The Stars Land (여우각시별) OST Part 1||It’s you” (너였나 봐)
|–||Aura Kingdom S (아우라킹덤S) OST
|2018||YG Future Strategy Office||Netflix||4|
|Top Management||YouTube Premium||14|
|2016||Produce 101||Mnet||Contestant (finished 4th)|
|Hit The Stage||Contestant
|2017||Ah! Sunday – A Running Miracle||EBS||Host|
|Please Take Care of My Vanity||Fashion||MC|
|Chungha’s Free Month||–||Documentary|
|2018||Real Life Men and Women||MBN||Cast Member|
(episode 5 segment Dancing Queen)
|2017||Korea First Brand Awards||Female Idol||Won|
|19th Mnet Asian
|Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|Best New Female Artist|
|Best of Next||Won|
|9th Melon Music Award||Best New Artist||Nominated|
|2018||32nd Golden Disk Awards||New Artist of the Year
|Global Popularity Award
|27th Seoul Music Awards||New Artist Award
|Hallyu Special Award
|7th Gaon Charts
|New Artist of the Year (Song)
(Why Don’t You Know feat. Nucksal)
|2nd Soribada Best
|Music Star Award
|1st MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards||Female Artist Award
|Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|Genie Music Popularity Award
|20th Mnet Asian
|Best Female Artist
|Best Dance Performance – Solo (Roller Coaster)
|Korea First Brand Awards||Most Anticipated CF Female Model
|Most Anticipated Female Solo Singer
|Best Digital Song (Roller Coaster)|
|Best Solo Dance Track
|10th Melon Music Award||Best Song (Roller Coaster)||Nominated|
|Best Female Dance Track
|MMA Top 10|
|3rd Asia Artist Awards||AAA Favorite Award
(Roller Coaster & Love U)
|2019||28th Seoul Music Awards||Main Award||Nominated|
|K-Wave Popularity Award|
|33rd Golden Disk Awards||Popularity Award||Nominated|
|NetEase Most Popular K-Pop Star|
|Digital Daesang (Roller Coaster)|
|Digital Bonsang (Roller Coaster)||Won|
|1st The Fact Music Awards||Artist of the Year||Won|
Chungha made her first Asia fan meet tour and visited Hong Kong and Singapore. Recently, she held a fan meeting in Singapore, titled 2019 Chungha First Fan Meeting in Singapore, on April 21, 2019 at KITEC Rotunda 3.
On June 6, 2019, Chungha posted a picture with her fellow former I.O.I member, who is now a Cosmic Girls member, Yeonjung. Seems like they still keep in touch even after I.O.I’s disbandment.
Recently, Chungha planned to have a three-day fan party to celebrate the second anniversary of her solo debut. The event, titled Byulharang Chungharang, was held on June 7-9, 2019 at the 8th hall of the Lotte Cinema World Tower. There are video screening and photo exhibitions.
On June 7, 2019, M&H Entertainment revealed that Chungha will have a summer comeback on June 24, just 5 months after her latest comeback with Gotta Go.
Let’s support for her solo career and look forward to her upcoming comeback at the end of this month!